Oct 19, 2012 11:00pm EDT
a university of maryland student two years ago. chris jordan is outside the courthouse with more. chris? >> reporter: corporal baker was found not guilty of second-degree assault. he bowed his head in tears. his lawyer put his arm around him. but, then, the jury foreman announced corporal james harrison, second-degree assault, guilty. harrison showed no emotion. the jury deliberated 6 1/2 hours. the jury deciding that the first officer, corporal baker, used legal force on the student but the second officer who joined in, corporal james harrison used excessive force. harrison is a 22-year veteran tonight. the student who was beaten spoke after the verdict. >> i'm definitely glad that some justice has been done today. it's been a long two years for me and my family. but it was a broader crime committed here and it's been way further than the two cops charged in this trial. so we hope that the department of justice continues their investigation. >> state's attorney angela brooks prosecuted the two officers and prince george's countye sa polic they are partners in protecting the community.
Oct 20, 2012 6:00am EDT
emergency crews busy straight ahead. >>> good morning everyone. i'm angie goff. >> i'm richard jordan. welcome to news 4 today. it is saturday, october 20th, 2012. we had storms last night and fog this morning. >> >> we look forward to a wonderful weekend. storm 4 meteorologist chuck bell is standing by with our forecast. >> good morning to both of you and good saturday morning everybody in the news 4 nation this morning. some locally heavy rain producing showers just in time for the commute home last night. all those you'll be happy to know are now gone from the area and our skies are mostly clear. i can see orion's belt over the sky early this morning as i was driving in. 52 at national airport. 50 in ashburn, virginia. 43 manassas and bristow. 47 waldorf and la plata. 48 in the panhandle of virginia. there it is on radar. ground clutter close to us. first showers out across parts of ohio but i don't think they'll make it over the mountains. clouds will but rain drops not too likely. we're off to a nice, clear start this morning. we'll have what i like to call self-destructive sunsh
Oct 19, 2012 6:00pm PDT
in october 2011, on the plans. we met with him in person, don jordan. he went through how incredibly complex, it's risky. he said worker safety is a big issue. everything is underground so it's highly technical work. i have a quote from mr. carp, who is the geoengineer on this project. says the success of grouting is highly dependent on the skill of the speciality subcontractor. it is not a procedure that always produces the desirable results. structures near the area being grouted somebody monitored and grouting should be discontinued and care taken in intrusion of conduits. finally, i have a letter from mr. carp, but i don't think was in their packet to you, but it's dated march 11, 2012 -- >> how long is it. >> i'm not going to read it. >> your time is up. >> this whole page and a half is just about worrying about the garage, roof, and the possibility of it caving in, and how it could be structured differently to make it more stress resistant, et cetera. >> you can have time on rebuttal. >> okay. thank you very much. >> ms. dick. >> good evening, madam commissioner and members, ilene dick
Oct 20, 2012 7:00am EDT
to be good. >>> good morning everyone. i'm richard jordan. a violent start to howard university's home coming weekend. officers say a man was stabbed in the stomach. he was apparently attending home coming activities near the school on georgia avenue. rescuers took him to the hospital. police have not said if the victim is a student. >>> one of two prince george's county police officers charged with beating a university of maryland student is looking atd several years in prison. jurors convicted james harrison of assault late last night but acquitted the second officer reginald baker. they were both on trial in the beating of former university of maryland student john mckenna during a celebration near campus that was back in 2010. >>> meteorologist chuck bell has a check of your forecast next. >>> we're off to a nice start this weekend. let's find out if there is any rain heading our way. here is meteorologist chuck bell. >> good morning to you. a good morning everybody out in the news 4 nation. a beautiful, clear sky. first thing this morning and a near mirror calm finish on the potomac as w
Oct 20, 2012 9:00am EDT
-974-6006 tty/v. >>> good morning. i'm richard jordan. >> i'm angie goff. welcome to news 4 today, saturday, october 20th, 2012. just moments ago we were out live at the national mall. you could see the leaves blowing in the wind. >> yeah. people running so fast leaves were falling right off the trees. >> either that or the weather. >> yeah. could be. meteorologist chuck bell. >> when in doubt it's the weather. that is what everybody blames it on no matter what it is. chuck, our team didn't win. we're blaming you because it was a weather problem. outside today good-looking day. here's the view from our tower camera. there is citi cam looking back to the city. here is our tower cam review. you can tell just above the top of the cathedral there that is the edge of the cloud deck. you folks down in the chesapeake bay out to the eastern shore still bright sunshine but the sun is heading behind the mid and high level clouds and it's drifted into the washington area. temperature now 61 down at national airport and 61 in annapolis. 54 in winchester and front royal. a nice day to be outside today.
Oct 20, 2012 10:00am EDT
. >> it is spreading already. it is spreading to lebanon and jordan. >> the husband of violence. -- there has not been of violence in lebanon. at the same time, there is so many other places where you could have a fire began. -- which i think the russians are, here. >> i agree that russia is unlikely to help us in the united states. we have tried three times in the u.n.. cotton three vetoes in return. best case, maybe i was in china a few months ago. talking about, maybe they should concentrate on domestic problems, rather than having a domestic -- rather than having an aggressive domestic foreign policy. it is a possibility. i would give you my worst case, and it may be unfolding before our eyes. nato has guarantee turkey's borders. in case, what happened in just a week ago flares up -- more shelling. remember when i said in my presentation. he decides -- nonetheless, he might escalate the conflict the russians will not intervene. they said they -- their treaty with syria is not going to guarantee russian aid. we could see a nice war opening up with my then dragged into russia with the iranians. then
Oct 20, 2012 11:00am PDT
israel in the map because it's so small. it's just below lebanon, just to the left of jordan. and one of the concerns, the reasons why assad may possibly want toe export this civil war o lebanon is because damascus has spoken at great lengthuct foreign fighters and weapons crossing the border from lebanon and other places as well like turkey, but from lebanon. if you embroil lebanon in the war, you change the dynamic. it's not just assad uprising at home. >> why this general? >> he was one of the top security chiefs in lebanon, and he uncovered a plot earlier this year which implicated a pro syrian minister within the lebanese government. he's accused of collaborating with members of the syrian government to import explosives and to launch attacks inside lebanon. he's been a thorn in syria's side for many, many years. so again, if he dies, if he's taken out by the syrian authorities, we're seeing it play out now. you see the tensions heighten. the protests already on the streets of lebanon today. those who want a stern response from the lebanese, the opposition, demanding that the leb
Oct 20, 2012 7:00pm EDT
work, and we are. and it's not only just america, but nato is now helping, jordan's helping train police, uae is helping train police. we've allocated $7 billion over the next months for reconstruction efforts. and we're making progress there. and our alliance is strong. and as i just told you, there's going to be a summit of the arab nations. japan will be hosting a summit. we're making progress. it is hard work. it is hard work to go from a tyranny to a democracy. it's hard work to go from a place where people get their hands cut off, or executed, to a place where people are free. but it's necessary work. and a free iraq is going to make this world a more peaceful place. >> ninety seconds, senator kerry. >> what i think troubles a lot of people in our country is that the president has just sort of described one kind of mistake. but what he has said is that, even knowing there were no weapons of mass destruction, even knowing there was no imminent threat, even knowing there was no connection with al qaida, he would still have done everything the same way. those are his words. now